Thursday 29, December 2011    |   Empowering the GCC business vision

The rise of franchise

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    The UAE has done more to spur the SME sector than probably any other country in the Gulf region.

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    There are many ways that innovation can help SMEs, startups and entrepeneurs. Kamal Hassan calls it like it is.

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    Zaina and Rania Kanaan have combined recycling with CSR to bring a new concept of cycling in the region.What is your business?

    Chari Cycles is our new venture focused on up-cycling…

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